HOLY CROSS MEMBERS AT KING'S

Rev. Genaro P. Aguilar, C.S.C., comes originally from San Antonio, Texas. He received a B.A. from St. Mary’s University there; a M.Th. at the University of Notre Dame; and an M.S.W. from Boston College. Fr. Genaro has worked in the college's Counseling Department. He now serves as the Athletic/Alumni Chaplain at King's. His interests include travel and sports, and Fr. Genaro resides with the Holy Cross community at Moreau Court.

Rev. Anthony Grasso, C.S.C., from Boston, is professor of English and Campus Advisor for the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society. Fr. Grasso also serves as the national chaplain of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the honor society for Catholic colleges and universities, and serves on the Northeast Regional Board of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. He teaches Core and literature courses from Effective Writing, to Introduction to Literature, Social Media, British Literature, and Urban Literature, to Poetry Writing Workshop. He enjoys reading any type of literature, listening to music, walking, and writing poetry. In 2014, Fr. Grasso received the Rosenn Award for Faculty Excellence. He also assists at local parishes, and lives at 185 N. Franklin St.

Rev. Richard Hockman, C.S.C., originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, has a professional background and long history in special education. He assists the Diocese of Scranton and Providence in parish based special religious education programs. Fr. Richard also serves as chaplain to the Men’s Basketball Team, and the Cantores Christi Regis choir. Fr. Richard has been involved in formation work, religious education, and parish ministry both in Canada and the U.S. He lives at Moreau Court, assists in local parishes, and maintains the Moreau Court garden.

Rev. Daniel Issing, C.S.C., a native of College Park, Maryland, is Associate Professor of Theology at King’s College. He holds a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. At King’s since 2007, Fr. Issing primarily teaches courses in Christian ethics. A social ethicist by training, Fr. Issing specializes in Catholic social thought, particularly the contributive nature of the Catholic understanding of the common good and how persons are formed in becoming agents of the common good. Away from the college, Fr. Issing lectures on matters of ethics and church life, offers retreats, and provides spiritual direction.

Fr. Walter E. Jenkins, C.S.C., Ed.D., is a 1988 graduate of King’s College. Born in Binghamton, New York, his family has deep ties to the Wyoming Valley and four of his nieces and nephews are graduates of King’s as well. Father Jenkins has spent much of his ministry in Catholic secondary education and holds a doctorate from the University of San Francisco. After spending five years as President of Holy Cross High School in New York City, Father Jenkins returned to his alma mater in 2016 to serve as Religious Superior of the Holy Cross Priests and Brothers at King’s and also serves as Pastor of Holy Family Parish in nearby Luzerne.

Rev. Charles Kociolek, C.S.C., from Jersey City, N.J., worked for an accounting firm and in several Holy Cross Brothers’ high schools before coming to King’s. He taught accounting at King’s for many years. He currently serves as assistant director of academic advisement and as a special assistant to the president. He lives at Moreau Court.

Rev. Brent Kruger, C.S.C., from southern California, is assistant professor of Theology. His degree is in Biblical Studies from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He brings to his classes a broad range of experience, especially from his six and a half years at the André House of Hospitality—a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona. There he oversaw a Core Community of ten members and a volunteer base of 2,000 people, helping them to engage in the Corporal Works of Mercy and to reflect theologically on their experience. He lives at Moreau Court.

Brother Stephen J. LaMendola, C.S.C., is a native New Yorker. As a member of the Education Department, he is a college supervisor of student teachers and is the college's liaison to its early childhood centers. As Outreach Coordinator for the Education Department, Brother Stephen also serves as the Director of Student Teaching and is the College’s Liaison to the King’s Early Childhood Learning Center. He also is the Director of the King’s-Flood After School Program. Previously he taught and administered at Holy Cross schools in New York and Delaware. Br. Stephen is a member of the Moreau Province and resides at Moreau Court.

Fr. Thomas Looney, C.S.C., born in Brooklyn and raised in Otisville, NY, previously served at King's as a member and chair of the Theology Department. He presently serves as the AVP for Academic Success, the Director of Campus Ministry, and College Chaplain. He is a member of the board of directors of Stonehill College, Renew International, and the Fr. Peyton Centre in Attymass, Co. Mayo, Ireland. He enjoys facilitating retreats and giving days of recollection. Fr. Tom resides at 185 North Franklin Street.

Rev. Mr. Brendan McAleer, born and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is one of ten children. Brendan arrived in Wilkes-Barre on the fourth of July 2017 and serves as an Associate Campus Minister and a “Priest-in-Residence” in Holy Cross Hall. He was ordained a priest in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame on April 8th.. He attended Notre Dame High School in Niles, Illinois and it was there that he first met the Congregation of Holy Cross. He went on to receive his BA in Theology and History from Holy Cross College in South Bend Indiana in 2011 and his M.Div. from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. Fr. McAleer spent part of his formation to the priesthood studying theology with his Holy Cross confreres in India. Father McAleer resides in Holy Cross Hall on the 2nd floor.

Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., from Wilkes-Barre, is President of the College. Fr. Ryan's background is in business and accounting, and prior to his election as president, he served as dean of the McGowan School of Business for several years. Before entering Holy Cross, he worked for engineering and consulting firms. Fr. Jack enjoys playing golf and walking, and lives at Moreau Court.

Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C., originally from Edna, Kansas, and attended Notre Dame, where he first met the Congregation of Holy Cross and felt called to religious life. He took Final Vows in 2012 and was ordained a priest in 2013. He served at a parish in South Bend, as a Vocation Director, and now works in King’s Campus Ministry. He works closely with the King’s College Knights of Columbus Council #5966. He serves as “priest-in-residence” on the 10th floor in Holy Cross Hall.

HOLY CROSS RELIGIOUS IN OTHER AREA MINISTRIES

Rev. Robert Lozinski, C.S.C. , a former campus chaplain at King's, has been involved in parish ministry in several places. After completing a term as pastor at our Holy Cross Community's parish in Bennington , Vt. , Fr. Bob is now the pastor of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Dunmore, Pa.